Support and Organizations
SUPPORT AND ORGANIZATIONS
*Adaptive Technology Help Desk is still operating and we eagerly await your calls.
In an effort to accommodate people with visual impairments in need of technical support, The Chicago Lighthouse has established a telephone assistive technology
The toll free number for the new service is:
Any blind or visually impaired person can call the support line regardless of
what product they're using. It can be any hardware or software relating to assistive technology as long as the customer is visually impaired.
They also encourage calls from teachers and other individuals who work with people who are visually impaired.
If the issue can't be resolved over the phone, they will schedule an on-site visit as long as the customer resides in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The Chicago Lighthouse strives to improve the quality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired and open doors to opportunities, jobs and
choices that lead to enhanced dignity and increased independence.
The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
1850 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608-1298
Read more about Chicago Lighthouse For The Blind here:
Click here: ChicagoLighthouse.org
* The Blind Access Journal is a great place to start a search on some of the more popular accessibility issues on your computer and the net .
You can also read about many more blind issues we can face everyday.
Click here: Blind Access Journal
* A great site dealing with accessibility issues can be found at
*The Accessible Friends Network
is a user-led U K voluntary group who use email, the internet, voice conferencing & other resources to improve the quality
of life for blind & V I people & their partners, by networking. We provide support, raise funds and organise activities online, and people with v i access
technology skills are particularly welcome to meet or join us.
Click here: The Accessible Friends Network
There are local support organizations in your area. People you can talk to about your individual needs and concerns. To obtain listings in your specific location, please enter your info below.
include what your specific support needs are.
* Blind Ambition Group is a Dallas, Texas based organization which can help you with:
Click here: Blind Ambitions Groups
* The Association of Blind Citizens is a great model of what a local organization reaching out to its community can do.
Check them out at:
Click here: Association of Blind Citizens
Online support groups are a great way to meet people with similar issues we deal with in blindness.
Daily Strength is a blindness support group
Click here: Daily Strength support group
* A great resource for finding information is :
Click here: blindness.org
A BlindNet.org is a great site for finding information and support organizations
Click here: Blind Net's page
There are national organizations that can support you also.
They are groups that can fight for the rights
of the blind
Following is information about and links to the most popular and how to contact your local chapters.
* American Council of the Blind
A C B
Click here: American Council For the Blind
* National Federation of the blind
Click here: National Federation of the Blind
Each will usually encourage you to become actively involved and join their group.
For questions about what type of support you need and where you should be led, please email us at:
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